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Pittsburgh Sends Gerrit Cole vs Sean O'Sullivan in Philadelphia Phillies vs Pirates Game

The visiting Philadelphia Phillies hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sean O'Sullivan gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday; he's 1-4 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Gerrit Cole, who will be looking to improve on his 9-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -270 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5-2.9 win for the Pirates on Saturday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5-2.9 result in favor of the Pirates today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 33-27 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 22-40 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 2 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Philadelphia Phillies, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 20 ranked offense (4.08 runs per game) against a Philadelphia Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 4.56 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.78 hits per game, more than the Philadelphia Phillies have managed so far this season (8.03 hits on average).

Philadelphia brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 1-0 score against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 14th